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MARK BARRY

MARK BARRY

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Artist Work

Plungers
2019
oil/canvas
60x56"
Beast of the Chair
2015
oil/canvas
40x36"
Drifters part 3
2015
oil/canvas
50x44"
Birdie Chasers
2016
oil/canvas
60x54"
Her Garden, Her Rules
2019
oil/canvas
60x56"
Ladies Of The Pool
2019
oil/canvas
60x56"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I paint the seemingly ordinary moments of life that aren't ordinary at all. In a world that often seems to be twisting, turning and chaotic, to capture just a second in time or a fleeting glimpse of motion in a painting allows for a semblance of stability. Figures in a landscape, working in a garden, sailing a boat or an interior scene of a family at dinner, in each painting I try to make the connections between the human forms and the environment. Whether it be through emphatic use of color or line, the exaggeration of an arm, a facial expression or a gently curving road, guiding a cyclist through a country landscape, each element of a painting is pared to it’s simplest form needed to compose a contemporary vignette.

Artist Bio

SOLO EXHIBITIONSSolo Exhibitions
Highland Center For the arts, Greensboro, Vt (Jan 2019)
Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont
Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Gango Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Knight Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Limner Gallery, New York, New York
Lucas Gallery, Telluride, Colorado
Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Swanson Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
Vermont Arts Exchange, N. Bennington, Vermont
Group Exhibitions
"Human Nature/Nature Human, with Deborah Brown, Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, Vermont
“Made In Vermont”, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont, Summer 2018
Et Tu, Art Brute?, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
“Works on Paper”, Blue Hill Art Center, Blue Hill, Ny
“New Prints 2017/Summer”, IPCNY, New York
“New Prints 2015/Summer”, IPCNY, New York
“The Goddess”, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Mass.
“Child”, Maryland Art Place, Artscape 2001, Balt. Md
“Figurative Speaking”, Jules Place, Boston, Mass.
“Casheesh Six”, Geoffery Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Mass.
“Hall of Portraits”, Artscape 2004, Balt. Md
“Recent Paintings”, Maralyn Wilson Gallery, Birm. Al.
“Seeing Jazz”, Smithsonian Inst. Traveling Ex. Serv.
“Selections 32”, The Drawing Center, New York, NY.
School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
“The Long Hot Summer”, Steven Scott Gallery
Selected Collections
Hall Art Foundation, New York, Ny
Rand Collection, Lyon, France
Cordes Collection, Baltimore, Md.
Gary and Deborah Lucidon, Woodbury, CT.
National City Bank, Louisville, Kentucky
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Michelle and Jody Olson, Phoenix, Az
Gordon, Feinblatt, LLC, Balt.,Md.
The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
Brown and Forman, Louisville, Kentucky
Merck+Company, Washington,DC.
Health Insurance Assoc. of America, Wash, DC.
Education
Swain School Of Design, BFA, 1981
Projects
Contributing writer for ionarts, (ionarts.blogspot.com)